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Helping Us Help Others for the Holidays

Thank you for considering Someplace Safe for your holiday giving! We love that you want to help us spread holiday cheer this season and we want to give you a variety of opportunities to do so!The individuals and families we work with are people you know. They are our friends, families, neighbors or coworkers. They may have fled dangerous situations, be starting over somewhere new, or just struggling…

Give YOUR Max to Someplace Safe November 14!

Someplace Safe is one of many nonprofit organizations throughout the state that will once again ask Minnesotans to display their record-breaking generosity by donating to their favorite causes and schools online at www.GiveMN.org during the fifth annual "Give to the Max Day" on November 14."Give to the Max Day is the perfect opportunity to support the causes you support and care about," said Becki…

Live Free Without Violence Flag Campaign

Every year in Minnesota more than twenty people are murdered as a result of domestic violence. Each death is a tragic loss for that woman''s family, her friends, co-workers and community. Each woman''s death is also a loss for each of us, an indication that domestic violence is still an integral part of our society. The Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women (MCBW) tracks and documents each murder…

From Bystander to Defender

Question: Who can be bullied?Answer: AnyoneQuestion: Where can bullying happen?Answer: AnywhereQuestion: How long do the effects of bullying last for a child?Answer: 1 week, 1 year, 10 years, into adulthood½According to an article posted on DukeHealth.org, a recent study lead by researchers at the University of Duke Medicine found that, "bullied children grow into adults who are at increased risk…

Otto Bremer Foundation invests in Violence Prevention, Training, & Education

We are thrilled to announce that the Otto Bremer Foundation, majority owner of Bremer Bank, recently awarded $70,970.00 to Someplace Safe! The funds will be used to help with community violence prevention education and training. Diane Kittelson, has been hired as the Director of Training & Education. Diane brings over 10 years of violence prevention experience in advocacy, education, and community…

Taking A Stand Against Elder Abuse

July is National Elder Abuse Awareness MonthSo, what is elder abuse? Who does it impact?Abuse, neglect and exploitation of elders often is not obvious. It can occur anywhere--at a nursing home or other institution or even at home. It may affect seniors of any culture or race as well as different socio-economic groups. Elder abuse is any intentional or negligent act by a family member or caregiver…

Honoring Men of Courage

  Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. What better time to honor the men in our families and communities? While we often hear about thousands of women abused by men in our community every year, we hear much less about the hundreds of thousands of men who are shining examples of strength and security fo…

Staying Safe in the Sun and Beyond

Warmer weather is finally here! The sun is shining more, the grass is getting green, and the breeze is warm. With the change of season our children are running outside to play with their friends, discover the world and seek adventures. We remember these youthful days fondly, and hope to give our children as many happy memories. The American Academy of Pediatrics has offered some tips to parents to…

And the Winners Are...

Winners from the 2013 Someplace Safe Parenting Time Center Raffle held May 1, 2013, at 1pm at the Someplace Safe Thrift Store are: $2,000 Brian Plautz - Wheaton, MN $1,000 Dave Walton - Morris, MN $500 Trent Nelson $250 Gail Kloos - Donnelly, MN $250 Mariah Tvrdik - Wendell, MN $100 Joleen Lamson - Starbuck, MN $100 Judd Moen - Fergus Falls, MN $100 Jerry…

Celebrating the Women in Your Life

On Mother's Day, we honor the incredible women who have helped to raise us. Mothers, aunts, grandmothers, sisters and other strong women who have chosen to help shape the future through the next generation. They are inspirational, and it is for them, and for our own daughters, that we work to ensure safety and equality for all. We invite you to celebrate the women who inspire you by making a tribute…

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Upcoming Events


September 23

Standpoint New Laws sponsored by Someplace Safe

Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN


September 24

Standpoint New Laws sponsored by Someplace Safe

Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN


October 01

Fall Calendar Raffle Fundraiser - Morris

Old No. 1 Bar & Grill (stay tuned for COVID-19 related updates)

Event Calendar
Parenting Time Centers Thrift Stores Victims of Crime Donate

Heading Back to School Safer: A Look at Bullying

Wednesday 07/28/2021

This Summer, Help Save Lives by Supporting Someplace Safe Thrift Stores!

Thursday 07/01/2021

Elder Abuse Awareness Month: Learn More and Take Action This June

Tuesday 06/01/2021